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3% pay rise for retail workers on 1 July

Retail workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award will receive a 3% pay increase on 1 July 2019. The Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review decision on 30 May 2019. The Annual Wage Review occurs every year and determines any wage increases for workers on the minimum wage and on Modern…

Penalty rates: how much could you lose this election?

Penalty rates is a key election issue and there is a lot at stake. As the cost of living continues to rise, wages are stagnating and retail, fast food & pharmacy workers are feeling the pressure of cuts to penalty rates. It is hurting workers, their families and our economy. To stop Australia from having…

Changes to retail penalty rates from 1 July 2018

In 2017, the Fair Work Commission ruled to cut Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in the Retail Award. The SDA, the union for retail workers fought against these cuts every step of the way. When the Retail Award was first introduced, it was the SDA that won them for workers when employer lobby groups…

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